is my new album!
"Take me home" is an album with eleven songs, ten own compositions and one coming from Giulio Campagnolo, where he tastefully combines with a very professional display styles like gospel, soul-jazz and, of course, a good dose of blues. Besides showing himself as a creative guitar player and an interesting singer, Porcaro is backed by Giulio Campagnolo on Hammond, Stanley Sargeant on bass in eight cuts and drummers Federico Patarnello and Moreno Buttinar. For the recording has counted with the special collaboration of three deluxe guests like Lurrie Bell on vocals and guitar in the song “It’s My Pleasure To Play The Blues”, Anson Funderburg on guitar in the song “Cool World” and Marco Pandolfi on harmonica in “Rollin’ Down Below”.
Umberto Porcaro, born in 1979, has been playing guitar for the last 30 years. His passion for Blues music started in his early age, and it has brought him to play along with the greatest, international blues men. After his first experiences with local bands, Umberto visits Chicago for the first time, where he gets to perform with Billy Branch and The Sons of Blues, Fernando Jones, Eomot Rasun, Johnny Dollar. He publishes his first record “You Belong To Me”, followed by “Burn The Day Away”, receiving a great appreciation from national and international press.
He later wins the auditions for “Obiettivo Blues In”, during the Pistoia Blues Festival, earning the chance to perform with amazing artists such BB KING, BUDDY GUY, ROBBEN FORD, ROY ROGERS, CANNET HEAT, THE BLUES BAND and to be included in the compilation of the Pistoia Blues Festival album. Umberto moves to the States, between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Here is where he gets to exhibit in the most famous Blues clubs of America, such as Café Boogaloo in Hermosa Beach (Los Angeles), The Saloon (San Francisco), Mojo Lounge (Freemont), and the “Biscuit and Blues” also in San Francisco. While in California, Umberto meets other great Blues artists such as Kim Wilson, Kid Ramos, Junior Watson, Murk, Hollywood Blues Flames. .
BLUES MATTERS (UK)
"The blues runs rich and deep through the vein of Umberto Porcaro"
In 2018 and 2019 Umberto tours around Europe with the historical drummer of BB King, Tony Coleman, who appreciates his great professionalism and sensibility recording his guitar on Tony Coleman & Henry Carpaneto Live European Tour 2019 (Orange Home Records 2022).
Umberto won the Blues Music Award of 2019 as ambassador of the Blues made in Italy, and is now ready to publish a new project, investing all of his great experience and giving space to a sound that became mature and unique.
With the new band led by Giulio Campagnolo (Hammand Organ) and Federico Patarnello on drums, he presents this new project, a mix of Soul-Jazz, Gospel and Blues loaded with a lot of experience and many roads traveled.